Wave of aid: RTN rides to the rescue, ferrying stranded passengers to security near Koh Chang

Roadmap (RTN) efficiently rescued a ferry and its 30 passengers after it turned stranded for over six hours near Koh Chang, an island located within the eastern province of Trat.
According to ThaiRath, the boat in question belongs to the Trat Ferry company. The incident occurred during the company’s first journey of the day, at 7.15am yesterday, July 17. The ferry with 26 passengers, four employees members, and 17 automobiles departed from the pier in the Laem Ngob district of Trat to Koh Chang.
Not long after leaving, the ferry skilled a sudden engine failure. Upon investigation, the workers discovered that a discarded fishnet had turn out to be entangled within the vessel’s propeller. The ferry was pushed into the center of the sea because of the wind, leaving most of the passengers frightened.
The ferry company tried to steer passengers to the coastline by contacting a nearby fishing boat to assist pull the ferry ashore. Unfortunately, the sturdy wind and waves posed difficulties. So, the corporate reached out to the RTN for his or her skilled assist.
The RTN despatched a ship to switch the passengers again to the pier in the Laem Ngob district. No passengers had been injured during the incident, and only some instances of seasickness were reported.
The RTN revealed to Matichon that each one passengers were protected and most of them agreed to journey back to the coast with the RTN. One passenger expressed concerns regarding his belongings and automobile and opted to stay on the ferry till its safe return.
Another passenger Montakarn Chobkon revealed in the interview with Matichon that she worked on the Koh Chang and travelled on the ferry along with her niece on that day. The ferry left the pier at 7am, and the incident occurred one hour later.
Montakarn acknowledged that the ferry workers members attempt to unravel the difficulty but the robust waves and wind have been their obstacles. Two boats were despatched from the RTN and took them one hour to get back to the pier within the Laem Ngob district..

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